Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme exemptions

QLTS exemption applications

If you apply for a QLTS exemption, we cannot guarantee you'll be able to sit any further assessments in your preferred location or qualify as a solicitor through the QLTS scheme. There are a finite number of places and attempts left before 1 September 2021 when QLTS will be replaced by the new Solicitor Qualifying Examination. If you start on QLTS training as the scheme draws to an end, you do so at your own risk.

You can no longer apply for a full MCT exemption. This is because you must have sat the OSCE in July 2021 at the latest in order to qualify through QLTS scheme and bookings for this sitting have now closed.

Covid-19 impact on QLTS assessments

The up to date and authoritative position is available on Kaplan's website.

You can apply for exemptions if you are:

  • an LPC Graduate in English and Welsh Law
  • Solicitor/Advocate of Scotland
  • Qualified Barrister of England and Wales
  • Barrister of Northern Ireland
  • A qualified lawyer in a recognised jurisdiction.

Available exemptions